Brooks Transcend 4 | First Look

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Available April 2017 – MSRP $160.00

Since its birth in 2014, the Transcend series has become known as a max support shoe with a soft and plush underfoot feel. While the original design seemed like  a great alternative to the ASICS Kayano, many runners felt the final execution ended up falling short. But over the past few years, the Transcend has continually made small but noticeable changes that have improved both comfort and performance of the shoe. Now with the Transcend 4, we see an improved upper and guide rail system that should make it the best feeling Transcend to date.

In order to provide a soft and highly cushioned underfoot feel, the Trancend 4 continues to utilize a Super DNA midsole. While there are small changes in appearance, the underfoot feel should remain similar to the previous version. An updated guide rail system is also added to enhance support, and a modified flex groove system should enhance flexibility.

On the upper, a new 3D fit print design offers an added stretch for a more adaptive foot experience while providing strategic printed overlays for secure foot lock down in a nearly seamless package. A wrap around heel collar give the shoe a plush interior feel, and slightly modified PeBax external heel counter should further reduce excess heel rotation.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 32mm heel, 24mm forefoot, 8mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 10.7 oz (men’s size 9), 9.5 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from what is listed here.

Current Model

Men’s Brooks Transcend 3 | Women’s Brooks Transcend 3 MSRP $160.00

Competing Shoes

Men’s ASICS Gel Kayano 23  | Women’s ASICS Gel Kayano 23  MSRP $160.00

Men’s New Balance 1260 v6 | Women’s New Balance 1260 v6 MSRP $150.00

Men’s Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 | Women’s Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 MSRP $160.00img_7774

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